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Albert Camus

Albert Camus was an Algerian-born French author, philosopher, and journalist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957. He is often cited as a proponent of existentialism (the philosophy that he was associated with during his own lifetime), but Camus himself rejected this particular label. Specifically, his views contributed to the rise of the more current philosophy known as absurdism. He wrote in his essay The Rebel that his whole life was devoted to opposing the philosophy of nihilism while still delving deeply into individual freedom.In 1949, Camus founded the Group for International Liaisons within the Revolutionary Union Movement, which (according to the book Albert Camus, une vie by Olivier Todd) was a group opposed to some tendencies of the surrealistic movement of André Breton. Camus was the second-youngest recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature (after Rudyard Kipling) when he became the first Africa-born writer to receive the award, in 1957. He is also the shortest-lived of any literature laureate to date, having died in an automobile accident just over two years after receiving the award.In an interview in 1945, Camus rejected any ideological associations: "No, I am not an existentialist. Sartre and I are always surprised to see our names linked..."
years of life: 7 November 1913 4 January 1960

Quotes

Lunahas quoted5 months ago
Since we’re all going to die, it’s obvious that when and how don’t matter.
Christopher Hermogeneshas quoted6 months ago
Every time there’s a death here, they’re in a nervous state for two or three days
Christopher Hermogeneshas quoted6 months ago
I agreed it wasn’t a bad plan; it would punish her, all right.

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The phrase "You just can't help but laugh at the absurdity of it all" was made for this book and this book only

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    i finished reading it couple days ago.
    it just hits different than other books.

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    2nd philosophy read.......DAMN

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